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Sarah Madison Brady Obituary
Posted by: Joan Norstedt (ID *****0106) Date: February 20, 2009 at 08:20:56
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Sarah Madison (name changed from Madsen) was the wife of Benjamin F. Brady of Iroquois Co., IL. She was the dau. of Hanse C. and Cora Madsen.

Last Rite Held For Mrs. Sarah Brady

Sarah Madison was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, October 17, 1860, and passed away at her home in Sheldon January 21, 1940, at the age of 79 years, 3 months and four days.

When a young child, she came with her parents to America, settling in one of the northwestern states. Some years later she and a sister, Annie, came to Illinois to make their home.

January 20, 1876, at Watseka, she was united in marriage to Benjamin F. Brady. To this union two sons were born. Ora passed away in the year 1925. The other son, Archie, survives the mother.

Forth-eight years ago Mr. and Mrs. Brady moved to Sheldon, and here they resided until death came to both of them. The husband passed away on November 23, 1938.

Remaining relatives are the son, Archie, one sister, Mrs. Annie Lane of Chebanse, Illinois, three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Her church affiliations were with the Sheldon Church of Christ.

The deceased was of sturdy pioneer stock, coming from the Scandanavian country, being a Dane by birth. Among the hardships suffered was the dangerous voyage of ten weeks from the land of her birth to the land of her death.

Funeral services were held in the Sheldon Church of Christ Tuesday afternoon, January 23. E.S. Worley preached the funeral sermon. Mrs. Lenore Kusch and Miss Genevieve Fetherling, with Mrs. E.S. Worley at the piano, furnished the music. Burial was in the Sheldon Cemetery.

Note: This obit was taken from the Genealogical Library at the Old Courthouse in Watseka, Iroquois, Illinois, in the form of a newspaper clipping. (No newspaper name was mentioned).


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